Monday, April 27, 2009
Please silence all electronic devices ... and yourselves, you inconsiderate baboons
Actually, most baboons are more considerate than a lot of theatergoers these days.
Bobo thought he had witnessed some doozies of clueless theater behavior, but wait'll you read John Moore's *Denver Post* article.
So it may be too late to follow Moore's act, but ... hey, local Spokane theater persons, what incidents of boorish behavior have *you* witnessed? (Names disguised to protect the guilty, please.)
Endless chatter, compulsive texting -- Bobo's seen most of it, if not all. I find that turning around and simply staring (with a neutral expression, but right in the offender's face, works nicely). The worst? Actually occurred during a Symphony on the Edge concert at what's now the Knitting Factory. Naturally, it happened during a quiet musical passage. Loud cell ring. "Who's this?" in the braying tones of Elizabeth Taylor in *Virginia Woolf?* So the [uncomplimentary epithet] walks over into an open stairwell and CONTINUES TALKING LOUDLY and now with an extra added ECHO EFFECT.
We had her boiled alive and ate her liver with a nice Chianti.
[ photo: Denis Theater Foundation, Mount Lebanon, Pennsylvania ]